• Estimating renal function for dose adjustments: eGFR or Cockcroft-Gault formula?
    Estimating renal function for dose adjustments: eGFR or Cockcroft-Gault formula?

    When to use eGFR and when to use Cockcroft-Gault to guide dose adjustments in patients with renal impairment.

  • Video interview - Dr. Volker Schettler, "It also helps to know that tomorrow is another day" | Check-Up : Episode 4
    Video interview - Dr. Volker Schettler, "It also helps to know that tomorrow is another day" | Check-Up : Episode 4

    Volker Schettler is a leading partner at the nephrology centre in Göttingen, where he qualified in 1993 and now works with a team of seven colleagues. He became a professor of medicine in 2004. When he is not playing the piano, he enjoys walking his dog to blow away the cobwebs.

  • European Commission seeks experts for medical devices panels
    European Commission seeks experts for medical devices panels

    The deadline for receipt of expressions of interest is November 10th.

  • WHO voices grave concerns over humanitarian health situation in northeast Syria
    WHO voices grave concerns over humanitarian health situation in northeast Syria

    Health services in northeast Syria have been severely impacted by the recent escalation in attacks.

  • Video interview - Dr. Bertrand Legrand, "The need to help people" | Check-Up : Episode 3
    Video interview - Dr. Bertrand Legrand, "The need to help people" | Check-Up : Episode 3

    Bertrand studied in Lille before joining his father's practice in a ZUP (urban development zone) in Tourcoing, where he has been working in a disadvantaged neighbourhood for 15 years. The TV programme "Envoyé spécial" interviewed him for an episode on violence against General Practitioners... He is now known as "Dr. Brave".

  • Female researchers have less influence on Twitter
    Female researchers have less influence on Twitter

    Among health policy and health services researchers, women have half the average number of followers as their male counterparts.

  • 2019 Nobel Prize recipients announced
    2019 Nobel Prize recipients announced

    Three laureates are jointly sharing the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

  • Studies may exaggerate impact of burnout on patient care
    Studies may exaggerate impact of burnout on patient care

    New findings contradict previous studies that identified associations between burnout and the quality of patient care.

  • Video interview - Dr. Olga Vicente "Some patients see me as a member of their family" | Check-Up : Episode 2
    Video interview - Dr. Olga Vicente "Some patients see me as a member of their family" | Check-Up : Episode 2

    Dr. Olga Vicente is a GP who has been treating, healing and supporting her patients for over 25 years at her practice near Madrid. She meets with her friends every day to recharge her batteries, and is passionate about medicine, her daughter, the sea and life in general!

  • Hospitals report major cyberattacks in past week
    Hospitals report major cyberattacks in past week

    In some cases, patients had to be turned away from hospitals.

  • Does the labor curve need to be modernised?

    Epidural anesthesia lengthens both the first and second stages of labor.

  • Half of physicians influenced by religious beliefs
    Half of physicians influenced by religious beliefs

    Findings from a meta-analysis of individual participant data from seven countries.

  • Is injection therapy effective for base of thumb osteoarthritis?

    Results from a meta-analysis of 9 RCTs.

  • Sleep apnoea and Afib risk in unselected pacemaker patients

    Results from the RESPIRE study.

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